Why Mace Brand?

Mace® Brand is No. 1 and Has The Proof!

Article Courtesy of Mace Security International, Inc.

Mace® Brand is synonymous with personal safety and security, especially in the defense spray category. When you see or hear the name “Mace® Brand,” you know it’s a high quality product you can trust.

At Mace® Brand, we believe in proving our products are safe, effective and reliable. High-performance liquid chromatography or HPLC is one tool we use to achieve that goal. HPLC is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify and quantify each component in a mixture. We source specific oleoresin capsicum (OC) that has undergone this HPLC testing before the active ingredient concentrate ships to our factory. Additionally, we independently test each batch or mix of pepper spray before it goes into a pepper spray canister to ensure a consistent level of heat or pungency in every spray we sell.

Some of our competitors test and some do not. As the leader in the industry, we double test! We call this process “double verification” or HPLCx2. Our double verification protocol is an important part of our overall quality control process to further increase product reliability and the safety for our customers.

“Our products have to work. No questions asked. HPLC is one of the many, effective quality control tools we use at Mace Brand to ensure our product performs when needed,” said a spokesperson for the company. “Mace Brand has always been synonymous with defense sprays and a name consumers trust to protect themselves and their loved ones. HPLC helps us instill that confidence every time a unit is purchased.”




Mace® Brand Stun Guns are Charged!

Article Courtesy of Mace Security International, Inc.

Mace® Brand continues to grow and innovate and our lineup of industry-leading stun guns are no exception. From quality construction to key features and proven, industry-leading stunning power, Mace brand once again sets the bar for quality.

Mace® Brand stun guns are compact, powerful and are available in a variety of designs and colors. Stun Gun options include bright LED lights, on/off safety switches and charging options.   

A 2011 National Institute of Justice Special Report reported that “Subjects reported pain on average at 0.5 micro-coulombs and intolerable pain at 1.0 micro-coulombs (µC).”

Mace® Brand stun guns have been tested for performance by Rassettica Testing Limited. Rassettica Testing Limited is an independent Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) testing company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and all Mace® Brand stun guns tested exceed 0.8(µC) and tested up to 3.7(µC) with an average of 2.4(µC).

“We’re proud to offer products that meet and exceed our own expectations and deliver security and empowerment to our customers worldwide,” said a spokesperson for the company. “Each of our Mace Brand Stun Guns have been independently tested and on average performed above the competition. With innovative, ergonomic designs, key features and colors consumers want, we feel our line-up will lead the market.”


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Let’s Be Real, We’re HOT!

When people talk about pepper spray, terms like OC, Capsaicinoids and Scoville Heat Units are thrown out.  What do these terms mean?

Capsaicinoids: Oleoresin Capsicum consists of three major components which determine the pungency or hotness of the material.  These components are known as Capsaicinoids, with the three major being:  Capsaicin, Dihydrocapsaicin, and Nordihydrocapsaicin; collectively referred to as Major Capsaicinoids (MC). The MC content in a given solution is the determining factor of how hot a product will be. 

OC Percentage: OC sprays are available in a variety of concentrations, usually anywhere from 2% to 15% by weight percentage.  These percentages may be misleading, however, because it is the strength of the OC which determines its effectiveness, not necessarily its percentage by weight or volume alone.

Scoville Heat Units: Scoville Heat Units (SHU) refer to a measurement scale of the spicy heat of hot peppers.  The scale is based upon sensory ratings of taste testing; the hotter the sensation, the higher the SHU rating.   Because the SHU scale is subjective,  this testing method has largely been replaced by a quantitative method of determining the pungency of pepper.  HPLC testing is currently the favored method of guaranteeing the hotness of a formulation.  



Burst Quantity Explained

Would you rather fight a raging fire with a garden hose or a fire hose?  Both deliver water, but the rate of delivery is considerably different.  The Mace® Brand spray nozzle is designed to deliver a ballistic stream with a purposeful splatter pattern. A super-tight stream allows for no margin of error when spraying in a panic situation. The claim of 25 sprays per canister is nonsensical given that you are likely to miss the target with a super-tight stream. In other words, don’t worry about the amount of bursts! If you find yourself in such a situation that pepper spray is needed, use the whole can and get to a safe location! One blast of Mace® Brand is equal to many blasts of our competitors.

burst quantity explained


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